Peppermint Shrimp will live peacefully with almost all reef inhabitants. It has been known to eat the Aiptasia anemone (glass anemone) that are found in the live rock of reef aquariums and on the glass. It will not tolerate copper or high levels of nitrates in the aquarium. It will also require iodine for proper molting of its carapace.
In addition to what it obtains from scavenging, its diet can consist of most types of prepared foods.